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Rise of the Planet of the Apes in December

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the UK DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Rise of the Planet of the Apes on 12th December 2011. James Franco stars as Will Rodman, a neuroscientist living in San Francisco trying to develop a cure for Alzheimer’s disease by testing on chimpanzees, giving them a human level of intelligence. After a test subject’s baby, Caesar, is orphaned, Will decides to raise him at home on his own with his Alzheimer-stricken father. What begins simply as a continuation of his experiment quickly turns into a problem for Will, as Caesar is taken away from him and forced to live in a primate facility. As Caesar’s intelligence continues to grow, he begins to stake his claim as the leader of his new primate counterparts, which will ultimately lead to the Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

RRP is £24.99 for the Blu-ray Triple Play and £19.99 for the DVD. Also available is a Planet of the Apes Evolution Collection priced at £79.99 on Blu-ray and £44.99 on DVD.

Blu-ray Extras

  • Digital Copy
  • 12 Deleted Scenes
  • Pre-vis for The Future
  • The Evolution of Apes
  • Studying the Genius of Andy Serkis
  • Multi-Angle: Rocket Cookie Scene
  • A New Generation of Apes
  • Breaking Motion Capture Boundaries
  • Breaking New Sound Barriers: The Music and Sound Design of Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Ape Facts
    • Chimpanzee
    • Gorilla
    • Orangutan
  • Audio Commentary by Director Rupert Wyatt
  • Audio Commentary by Writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver
  • Character Concept Art Gallery

DVD Extras
  • Digital Copy
  • 2 Deleted Scenes
  • Mythology of the Apes
  • Studying the Genius of Andy Serkis

The US DVD and Blu-ray release has been confirmed for 13th December, and other international releases will start on 7th December. US Blu-ray extras are virtually identical, the only additional content listed is '3 Theatrical Trailers' and instead of 'The Evolution of Apes' they get 'Capturing Caesar – Script to Screen' though we're betting they're one and the same.

UK artwork first, US artwork second...

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